Journal Article Spatial and seasonal variations in the biofunctional lipid substances (fucoxanthin and fucosterol) of the laboratory-grown edible Japanese seaweed (Sargassum horneri Turner) cultured in the open sea

Terasaki, Masaru  ,  Kawagoe, Chikara  ,  Ito, Atsushi  ,  Kumon, Hiroko  ,  Narayan, Bhaskar  ,  Hosokawa, Masashi  ,  Miyashita, Kazuo

24 ( 7 )  , pp.1475 - 1482 , 2017-11 , Elsevier
This work studied the effect of spatial and seasonal differences on the accumulation of functional lipid components in Sargassum horneri (Turner), an edible Japanese seaweed popularly called Akamoku. S. horneri obtained from Samenoura bay area of Japan was laboratory cultured to evaluate the effect of temperature on the accumulation of total lipids (TL), fucoxanthin (Fx) and fucosterol (Fs) by the alga. The laboratory cultured 3 month old S. horneri were cultured in the open sea in two different geographical locations off Usujiri and Matsushima to evaluate the monthly variations, over a year, in their TL, Fx and Fs contents. S. horneri grown off the Usujiri area accumulated the maximum TL close to 193 mg g(-1) dry weight during the coldest part of the year. Fx and Fs contributed 5.6% and 16.2% of the TL in S. horneri harvested off Usujiri in February. Further, in spite of being the same species and parent stock, S. horneri grown off the Matsushima area accumulated less TL, Fx and Fs as compared to their Usujiri counterparts. Our study clearly indicates the role of temperature and light apart from nutritional profile and depth of waters where the seaweed was grown on the accumulation of functional lipid components in S. horneri. (C) 2016 The Authors. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of King Saud University.

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